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The Resiliency Institute
10S404 Knoch Knolls Rd
At McDonald Farm
Naperville, Illinois 60565 Naperville, Suburbs
10S404 Knoch Knolls Rd
At McDonald Farm
Naperville, Illinois 60565
We are located on The Conservation Foundation's McDonald Farm in south Naperville. There is a long driveway on the north side of Knoch Knolls Road a 1/2 mile from Ring Road. Entrance to the parking area is to the right of the driveway just before the driveway circles.
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The Resiliency Institute is a non-profit educational organization transforming the suburbs into resilient permaculture communities prepared for economic, social and environmental change. We are using permaculture education and design to grow food security, build the local economy, increase biodiversity,...
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Finally a class to learn about the permaculture plants used in edible forest gardens and food forests. Begin to integrate these plants into your own garden. In this class, you will explore the herbaceous layers of a permaculture forest garden – fertilizers, medicinals, edibles and pest controllers! Permaculture edible forest gardens typically consist...
Tuesday May 28th, 7pm - 9pm
This class looks at what you'll need to successfully grow a variety of herbs in a sunny place in the ground, on a patio, or on a deck. You'll learn what is needed to grow healthy plants, how and when to harvest them, how to store them, and how to use them.
Thursday Jul 11th, 1pm - 3pm
Category: Horticulture Learn the horticulture of bonsai and the art and philosophy behind it. Discover what bonsai is and the history, fundamental aesthetic elements, and basic styles of this art. Class will also touch on tools, wiring, soils, fertilizers, and year-round care. A walk to view part of the Garden‘s Bonsai Collection is included.
Sunday Jun 2nd, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Sunday Jun 9th, 8:30am - 10:30am
Discover the basics of backyard composting and composting with worms. Compost is that dark crumbly material—the result of decomposed organic materials—that improves the structure and texture of the soil enabling it to better retain nutrients, moisture, and air around plant roots. You can buy it in bags, but it’s easy and cheaper to make your...
Thursday Jun 13th, 7pm - 9pm
Reap a bountiful harvest from your own raised beds. Discover the ease and advantage of growing vegetables in this ultimate garden amenity. Learn about building materials and basic construction, plus crop planning ideas, space-saving techniques, and accessibility opportunities.
Saturday Jun 15th, 9am - 11am
You want to compost, but you’re not sure where to start. Let this program show you how to compost in your own backyard. We’ll look at sound composting techniques and clear up the misconceptions that may be keeping you from composting.
Saturday Jun 15th, 10am - 12pm
Delve into the many cultivars of deciduous trees. Explore their desirable characteristics and how they differ from the species. Learn to select the perfect tree for your next design project or home garden.
Saturday Jun 15th, 12pm - 2pm
Do you have shade in your garden? With the correct knowledge, the challenges of shade gardening can be overcome. Learn what to look for when selecting plants beyond hosta and how to evaluate the shade in your garden to manage it successfully. Turn your shade into a garden asset!
Saturday Jun 15th, 1pm - 3pm
Trimming your evergreens extends life, enhances their natural beauty, and prolongs health. Through demonstrations, discussions, and hands-on experience, learn the techniques to trigger natural rejuvenation of your evergreens from two seasoned arborists. The critical basics of tree physiology and how it is affected by trimming will be outlined. ...
Monday Jun 24th, 6pm - 9pm
One of the great joys of gardening is taking time to observe all the winged wonders that visit your plants. Learn tips on how to attract butterflies into your garden and how to keep them happy and coming back for more. This class will include a tour of the Butterflies & Blooms exhibit.
Wednesday Jun 26th, 6pm - 9pm
The most unlikely items make the best home sweet home for flowers and plants. Learn how to upcycle by making unique and fabulous planters from items like galvanized metal containers, work boots, tackle boxes, baskets, crates, and tea cups. You will create and take home your own repurposed container, choosing from a variety of fun items and plants....
Thursday Jun 27th, 10am - 12pm
Improper mulching can do far more harm to plants than not mulching at all. Learn how much mulch is enough, where to spread it, and the best material to use, as well as how to edge your garden for a professional look.
Saturday Jun 29th, 9am - 11am
Showcased in this course are the wild mushrooms of Northern Illinois, specifically those of Lake, Cook, DuPage, Lee, Ogle, and Whiteside counties as they appear throughout the seasons. Learn defining characteristics, edibility, and idiosyncrasies of native fungi.
Saturday Jun 29th, 12pm - 2pm
Capture the graceful curve of an unfolding bud, the surprise of new leaves, or the lightness of a cloud through Ikebana -- the art of Japanese flower arranging. The instructors will demonstrate several techniques and then help you create your favorite version. All plant materials will be collected fresh from the Arboretum grounds. Each student will...
Saturday Jun 29th, 1pm - 3:30pm
Plant Health 2 will build upon Plant Health 1. There will be a series of in-depth pest walks in the field (insects,diseases, weeds, and animals). These walks focus on common landscape pests, monitoring techniques, pest identification, and management techniques. Other class topics include site assessment, soil testing,fertilization, and understanding...
Tuesday Jul 9th, 6pm - 8pm(12 sessions)
Discover ornamental qualities, identification techniques, cultural practices, and landscape uses of more than 60 herbaceous perennials for the Midwest. Plants studied will include favorites such as astilbe and hosta, in addition to lesser-known plants including meadow rue and toad lily. Prerequisite: Botany 1. A supply list will be sent with your...
Tuesday Jul 9th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm(13 sessions)
English troughs, or hypertufa, are durable, simulated stone containers with a distressed finish, popular in English gardens. See these containers in use throughout the Garden, and pot up your own to take home and enjoy. Please dress for the weather and bring gloves.
Wednesday Jul 10th, 10am - 12pm
Thursday Jul 11th, 10am - 12pm
Vines add add beauty through their flowers, fruits, and foliage. They can also add height to small gardens, soften harsh lines, and hide unattractive structures. Learn which vines help diversify and add interest to your home landscape.
Saturday Jul 13th, 11am - 1pm
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